The Chapel Hill Historical Society
Getting Around in the Southeastern US in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Presentation and Reception
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
523 East Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC
The presentation will focus on the physical and geographical aspects of ground transportation in the southeast in the 17th and 18th centuries. Tom's comments will include information on local travel and trade routes, specifically the Neuse-Eno and Haw fords and their influence on settlement patterns. Tom Magnuson earned his MA in military history at San Jose State and did post-grad work with Theodore Ropp, modeling institutional change using the Army as a model. He has served as a consultant to various training and education organizations including the US Marine Corps, and he taught history at several colleges in the greater Triangle area. Tom founded the Trading Path Association in 1999 when he learned that the National Park Service was accepting proposals for linear parks (e.g. Natchez Trace).